MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Bahrain signed a $1.5 million deal to provide a teachers' institute for Somalia, marking Bahrain's second major contribution toward improving conditions in the country.
Last November, Bahrain donated funding for the Bahrain Specialist Hospital in Mogadishu to help restore eyesight to 1,000 Somalis and also extended 200 tons of emergency relief aid to the country. Yesterday, in cooperation with Islamic Relief Worldwide, the Bahrain Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) agreed to a new development project—this time in the education field.
Somali Education Minister Edid Ibrahim thanked Bahrain for its generosity and noted that Bahrain has long been a leader in relief efforts worldwide.
At the signing, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the RCO Board of Trustees, reaffirmed Bahrain's commitment to supporting Somalia through humanitarian initiatives and to helping improve standards of living at home and abroad.
SOURCE Kingdom of Bahrain